Archive | March, 2015

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Paranormal Skis – Smithers, BC

I spent the day testing a pair of handcrafted Paranormal Skis in Smithers, BC up at the local ski hill, Hudson Bay Mountain. James at Paranormal has been designing and building skis for about four years in his self-built workshop. His passion for the design/build process is as impressive as the equipment he has created in his shop. From his ski… Read More

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North Cascades Ski Touring

The deepest snowpack in the Northwest this winter is in Washington’s North Cascades. I was lucky enough to catch a few bluebird days ski touring with North Cascade Heli and North Cascades Mountain Guides this month. We found some good snow hiding in the north-facing alpine reaches of the Washington Pass area. NC Heli offers a touring option where they… Read More

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Mountain Approach Skis for Backcountry Snowboarding

There’s more than one way to pursue backcountry snowboarding. Splitboard options have evolved nicely the past few years with a variety of new binding choices and numerous board options. Or, if you are on a budget, you can go the snowshoe route for the occasional backcountry foray. And now, Mountain Approach – a relatively new player in the backcountry snowboard… Read More

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